PSTA’s Mechanics work in a clean, modern garage with state-of-the-art equipment. They enjoy great benefits including 4 day work weeks, guaranteed 40 hours a week, paid vacations and holidays, an on-site gym, insurance benefits, and a pension. Our Mechanics receive continual training on best practices and new technology, and we partner with the University of South Florida (USF) to provide opportunities for advanced diesel technician training.
Our Mechanics are vital to our mission to provide safe, affordable transportation throughout Pinellas County. They perform routine maintenance tasks on our fleet of diesel and hybrid buses, and staff cars, and ensure that all vehicles are in top working condition.
Perform vehicle maintenance including: changing lights, checking and adding fuel and oil, preventative maintenance inspections, steam clean, changing tires, checking and changing batteries as needed etc. Carry out road calls and road-side repairs as required.
Certain tasks such as brake reline, engine or transmission repairs, steering repairs, electrical repairs, etc. will be performed under the guidance of the lead man, Master/Journeyman Mechanics or shop supervision.
Education: High School diploma, G.E.D., or vocational school.
Experience: Entry level experience.
License: Must possess a Florida Driver's license and be able to obtain CDL Class B with Air Brake and Passenger endorsements within two months of hire.
Special Requirements: No serious traffic violations or suspension of driver's license, and no DUI's for the previous seven years. No more than seven points in the previous four years.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of: Basic Automotive or heavy vehicle mechanics and various uses of mechanical tools and terminology. Computer knowledge and data input (minimal).
Skilled In: Auto mechanics and auto maintenance.
Abilities: Must be able to service vehicles and provide general maintenance to them. Must possess own hand tools in accordance with PSTA requirements.